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Handling the upkeep and maintenance of a company, facility or location is the job of a Maintenance Manager. Considering and resolving any issues that are operational, environmental, or ecological in nature falls under their department. They look at schedules, hire competent staff and prepare these employees to handle any eventuality. As costs always fluctuate and equipment is always breaking down, it is important for them to also manage their expenditure and budgets.

This job offers a good salary and provides the opportunity to produce results on a daily basis in your job. Companies provide allowances for uniform and petrol, including other benefits like health care, pension, insurance and vacation days.

A Maintenance Manager usually performs many of the following tasks:

• Designing maintenance programs
• Researching for new equipment
• Handling the training and development needs of new hires
• Implementing preventative maintenance programs
• Adhering to safety regulations
• Enforcing industry requirements
• Performing human resource responsibilities
• Assessing risks
• Managing expenditure and budgets


• People management
• Managing projects and time
• Being responsible and ethical
• Being computer literate
• Training and development
• Being analytical and strategic
• Leadership
• Making concrete and effective decisions
• Motivating staff
• Performing at a high level, constantly
• Manufacturing and engineering
• Mentoring inexperienced employees
• Producing results
• Keeping records


Pursuing management courses is a good tactic to becoming a Maintenance Manager. These courses will first provide you with the skills of handling and managing people. They will give you the opportunity to cover economics or strategic management. With the knowledge gained from these courses, added to the vocational skills and training, you will be an effective Maintenance Manager.

People who work in Maintenance Management also study courses like:

•    Engineering
•    Mechanical Engineering,
•    Electrical Engineering
•    Production Maintenance
•    Electrical Maintenance
•    Mechanical Maintenance

Others include Construction, Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, Masonry, Electrical and Construction capabilities. You can complete HND, HNC, BTEC, NVQ or SVQ exams in these trade courses, with passes from level one to four; as well as continue towards getting your Bachelors of Science or Engineering.

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